# Thread: Inclination of a straight line

1. ## Inclination of a straight line

Find the inclination of a straight line passing through the points (-2,5) and (2,-5)

How do I go about doing this?

2. Are you looking for the slope?

Recall the formula for slope:

$\displaystyle m = \frac {y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}$

3. Ah. So the answers $\displaystyle m = \frac{-5}{2}$

4. That is correct.